Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Stanley Parable (Video Game)

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Source: en.wikipedia.org

Now, this is a game which is not actually a game. You play as Stanley. Also, you do not play as Stanley. The purpose of the game is brilliant. WAIT! There is no purpose to this game. The ending will thrill you. LOL! the game goes on forever. The Narrator is awesome. NOO! the narrator is a complete jackass. All depends on the choices you make. Continue reading

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Book Review: Surely, You’re Joking Mr. Feynman (Autobiography)

As you read throfeynmanbooks_1ugh first few chapters of this autobiography, you will realize Richard Feynman, was no ordinary genius, he was a magical person. Feynman is a physicist who taught at Cornell and Princeton, worked on the Manhattan Project and won the Nobel Prize for his work in Quantum Electrodynamics. He’s also a complete mad-case.

The book is a series of autobiographical stories — pranks pulled as a student at MIT and at Los Alamos, teaching himself to paint, scientific discoveries he made, his three marriages, how he was rejected by the draft board for being mentally suspect, learning to hit on girls at bar, learning Portuguese, Cracking safes, becoming bongo player. Whew! Continue reading

Movie: Review: 2001, A Space Odyssey

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Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction epic film, 2001: A Space Odyssey is more of a philosophical speculation rather than a plot driven drama, as it appears initially. Movie fascinated me by the implication of space travel and the film left me with a visual spectrum which are thought provoking.

Film begins four million years ago when ape-men were roaming around in wilds with occasional fights between tribes. Then one particular day a mysterious black monolith appears out of nowhere. As if somehow influenced by that one of the ape-men find that bones can be used as weapon. The first ever invention. Continue reading

Drake Equation and the Search for Alien Civilization

Are we alone?

Are we alone?

Looking up into the night sky, us humans have the habit of going into all existential mode pondering about life in general. Philosophers and scientists throughout centuries have been wondering if we are really Alone in this universe. The question does form an interesting premise for a philosophical debates.

Then, early in nineteenth century, scientists started asking another more specific question, much more scientific one.

‘If they do exist, Where are they? And how many of them are technically advanced enough to reach out to us?’

Remember E.T? or the desi one called Jaadoo? What if civilizations such as that did exist somewhere in the cosmos? Continue reading